The final touch in creating a style is the selection of accessories. They can refresh and complement the image, make it unique and memorable. One of these elements is a bracelet. This detail of the closet is equally valued by both women and men. Especially stylish and original look leather anklets. They will be appropriate for both everyday life and for special occasions. Best of all, leather accessories fit the style of casual, boho and ethno.
Bracelets are presented in store shelves in a wide range, so pick up a stylish addition to the image is not difficult. However, many people prefer exclusive jewelry, so they decide to try their hand at creating accessories. Make a bracelet out of leather with your own hands is simple enough, even a novice craftswoman can cope with it. In this article we will tell you in detail how to weave bracelets for women and men, what materials are needed for work and what you should pay attention to, so that the accessory successfully blended into the image.
A simple women’s bracelet made of leather with beads
Such an accessory is very easy to make with your own hands, and the work does not take much time. It will look good with jeans, as well as with a cocktail dress.
To create a bracelet out of leather with his hands need the following materials and tools:
- Leather. You can take a natural or artificial. You will need a piece of 30 x 40 cm.
- Medium-sized beads. Choose the design of the element on your taste, the size – 5-6 mm in diameter. To work we will need 10-12 pcs.
- Dense cardboard. From it we will make a stencil.
- Pen, scissors, needle, strong threads.
- Glue. You can use the usual “Moment”, but make sure it is suitable for gluing leather and textiles.
- Velcro fastener.
Making a bracelet
Let’s start by making a stencil. Let’s draw on a thick sheet of cardboard three kinds of details, such as in the photo below. The width of the elements – about 2 cm. The length of the “figure eight” – about 4 cm, the middle part – 2-2,5 cm, the last – 3 cm. The dimensions are advisory, they can be changed at will. The main thing is to make sure that the selected beads pass freely through the inner hole.
Now let’s start working with the skin. Spread the material on a flat surface and, applying the stencil, trace it with a pen. “Eight” will need 10-12 pieces, the remaining parts – one at a time. Let’s cut out the blanks.
We can proceed to the assembly of the bracelet. Fold the single piece wrong side facing each other to match the inner hole. Now put the first “figure eight” through it, fold it in half. The first link of the bracelet is ready. Attach the remaining parts. The exact number of links depends on the girth of the wrist.
Fix the beads. Go back to the beginning of the bracelet and fasten the thread. For work, silk is best, it is thin and durable. String a bead and fasten it with a few stitches. In the same way fix the other elements. The last link we leave empty, it will be a loop for the clasp.
The last “figure eight” glue to the edges of the details do not fall apart. Attach Velcro to the first link. For a stronger fixation it can also be glued.
Original handmade bracelet out of leather ready! He will be a spectacular addition to a fashionable image.
Stylish braided men’s bracelet made of leather
Bracelets can be found not only in women’s closets. The strong half of mankind is not afraid to follow fashion trends and harmonize the image with stylish accessories. leather anklets are distinguished by restraint, and the originality they give a pronounced texture. Knots, harnesses and plaiting are the most popular variants of decor.
In this master class we will tell you how to weave a bracelet made of leather.
To make a stylish accessory you will need:
- A strip of genuine leather 1 cm wide, 50 cm long. It is better to take a thick, soft material, then the bracelet will be more voluminous and beautiful.
- Clasp-clasp. You can buy it in a needlework store.
- Needle-nose pliers.
- Pen, ruler, scissors.
Step by step instructions
First, you need to cut the leather strip lengthwise into two equal parts. The resulting narrow blanks are folded in half and together, then fixed with a clasp. Before weaving a bracelet out of leather billet should be secured, so it does not move during the work. Now, according to the diagram on the photo below, weave a braid of four elements. Try not to twist the strips, then the product will be more accurate. Fix the end of the braid with a clip.
Stylish braided bracelet for men is ready! He perfectly complement the rebellious style, so loved by many young people.
The original leather bracelet with a cord
Such an accessory is suitable for both men and women. You can decorate it with beads, buttons, rings, special connectors for jewelry.
To make a handmade bracelet out of leather with lacing need:
- A strip of thick leather with a width of 1.5 cm and a length corresponding to the circumference of the wrist.
- A thin textile cord, you can take waxed or leather (60 cm).
- Glue “Moment”.
- Scissors, a knife, pen, ruler, awl, pliers, hammer.
- Decor (at will).
Step by step master class
The ends of the prepared strip of leather should be rounded with scissors or a stationery knife.
Next, let’s make a marking for the holes for the cord. On the back side along the bracelet we draw two strips with an interval of 0.5 cm. Thus we conditionally divided the width of the piece into three equal parts. Step back 1 cm from the edge, mark on the lines 2 holes for the future clasp. Do the same on the other side. Then, 3 cm back from the first marks, mark the length of the bracelet. The holes should be 0,5 cm apart. It makes sense to use a ruler for accuracy. Using an awl, we make holes for the cord.
You need to soak the textile cord with glue for easy work. Soak an edge of 2-3 cm, clamp the end with pliers and flatten it. The glue sets quickly, within 5 minutes. Now you need to sharpen the end of the cord. Cut it at an acute angle with a box cutter. A kind of “needle” is ready. The same thing should be done on the other side. Now you can start weaving.
Pull the cord through the hole to the middle, align the ends, so they were the same length. Cross them on the front side and pass into the next holes. To avoid “gaps” in the weave on the front side, the ends of the cord should be crossed on the wrong side and threaded through the same holes. Thus, on the front side you get crosses, and on the inside – stripes.
Continue weaving to the end of the bracelet. In the process you can attach all kinds of decorations. At the end of the plaiting we pass the ends of the cord to the wrong side, tie a double knot. To keep it untied while you wear it, you need to soak the knot with glue and use a hammer to make it flat, then the knot will not rub the skin.
As a clasp, use the remnants of the cord. Put it through the outermost holes on both sides and tighten the bracelet into the ring. To keep the lace from unraveling, you can soak the ends of it with glue.
Stylish ethno leather bracelet ready!
Bracelet of leather – is an original accessory, which will emphasize the image in boho, ethno or casual style. Make it yourself will not be difficult, if you take advantage of one of the above master classes. A bracelet made of leather, created by your own hands, will be a good gift for a loved one.